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Greenwich residents clear up

PUBLISHED: 15:25 28 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:38 03 March 2010

GREENWICH residents in Ipswich are helping to boost the area with a new clean up campaign to rid their streets of rubbish.

With funding from Surestart, Greenwich Community Group are taking to the roads with a truck for two mornings to collect the rubbish people are not able to fit in their bins.

GREENWICH residents in Ipswich are helping to boost the area with a new clean up campaign to rid their streets of rubbish.

With funding from Surestart, Greenwich Community Group are taking to the roads with a truck for two mornings to collect the rubbish people are not able to fit in their bins.

Amanda Parrish, from the group, said it was all to do with improving the look of the area.

"There have already been some improvements like new windows and the painting of windows and doors so we thought we would do our bit to help to tidy the area up.

"Our first morning will be on March 30 when we will go round and collect anything within reason which will not fit in to people's bins.

"We will go round in the truck on March 30 and then again on April 6. Then take the stuff to the dump. People of all ages will be helping and we are hoping to apply for funding to make this a regular thing.

"We also want to start up a tool bank to make it easier for people to keep their gardens tidy without having to pay a fortune for tools. This is something that is up and running in Ravenswood and works very well," she said.

The Greenwich Community Group is also looking for premises to use as a community centre.

Amanda continued: "We made a presentation to the council and while we have not been refused money we have been told it is not available at the moment. We need somewhere to meet, somewhere like a portable building where we can go."


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